The role of analytics in the career of Compensation pros [infographic]

Recently I had a very interesting conversation with Victorio Milian, a New-York based Recruitment Manager for restaurant chain a Pret A Manger. Just as importantly, Victorio is an excellent HR blogger at Creative Chaos HR. If you have not subscribed to his blog yet, I recommend you visit it and sign up. During the chat,…

Challenges facing HR in Merger & Acquisitions [infographic]

In a recent post, Sharlyn Lauby from HR Bartender drew attention to a very interesting infographic from Mercer. The infographic reveals the challenges faced by HR in supporting Merger & Acquisitions processes. I have been involved in such processes since early on in my career, and have to say that beyond being some of the…

The GRP certification in the Middle East : to take it or not to take it ?

My reader Samir recently asked me to write something on World at Work certifications, and their value worldwide and specially in the Middle East. Formerly known as the American Compensation Association, World at Work is the leading Total Rewards association in the world. They have 200,000 members, the majority of whom are based in the…

The value of post-mortem analysis for Compensation projects

A practice has helped me a lot in my career : to perform a post-mortem at the end of a project. You may call it a recap, wrap-up or a review. Post-mortems are common in the software engineering industry. Well, after all I worked for both Microsoft and Apple – I had to learn something…

Create the best rules in Outlook to boost your productivity

Beginning of the year, we all come back full of good intentions. In today’s Sunday Skills, I want to show you how to easily set up rules to manage the inflow to your Outlook inbox. The steps are very simple and explained in this presentation : What matters really, is how you can use these…